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Approach® S40
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Premium GPS golf watch with Virtual Caddie and other advanced features

Stylish GPS golf smartwatch with colour touchscreen.


Lens material Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

Chemically strengthened glass

Bezel material Ceramic


QuickFit watch band compatible Yes (22 mm)
Quick release bands
Strap material Silicone Silicone
Physical size 47 x 47 x 14.8 mm

43.4 x 43.4 x 11.7 mm
Small/Medium: Fits wrists with a circumference of 106-176 mm
One size fits most: Fits wrists with a circumference of 125-202 mm

Colour display
Display Size 1.3-inch (33.02 mm) diameter 1.2" diameter
Display Resolution 260 x 260 pixels 240 x 240 pixels
Display Type Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) Sunlight visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Weight 61 g 43 g
Water rating 5 ATM 5 ATM
Battery life Smartwatch mode: up to 14 days
GPS mode: up to 20 hours
Smartwatch mode: Up to 10 days
GPS mode: Up to 15 hours
Charging method Garmin proprietary plug charger Garmin proprietary plug charger
Memory/history 1 GB 64 MB

Clock features

GPS time sync
Automatic daylight saving time
Alarm clock
Sunrise/sunset times

Health monitoring

Wrist-based heart rate (constant, every second)
Daily Resting Heart Rate
Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts
Pulse Ox blood oxygen saturation yes (spot-check and optionally in sleep)
Body Battery™ energy monitor
All-day stress tracking
Relaxation reminders
Relaxation breathing timer
Sleep Yes (Advanced) Yes (Advanced)
Hydration Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget) Yes (in Garmin Connect™)
Women's health Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget) Yes (in Garmin Connect™)


Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate monitor
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor

Daily smart features

Connectivity Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+® Bluetooth® Smart
Connect IQ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
Smart Notifications
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only)
Controls smartphone music
Find my phone
Find my watch
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android iPhone®, Android
Pairs with Garmin Golf app
Compatible with Garmin Connect Mobile
Garmin Pay™

Safety and tracking features


Activity tracking features

Step counter
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)
Calories burned
Distance travelled
Intensity minutes
Garmin Connect™ Challenges app Yes (optional Connect IQ app)

Fitness equipment/gym

Available gym activity profiles Strength, cardio, treadmill and elliptical training, indoor rowing and walking, yoga

Training, planning and analysis features

HR zones
HR alerts
HR calories
% HR max
HR broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+ to paired devices)
GPS speed and distance
Customisable screen(s)
Auto Pause®
Auto Lap®
Manual lap
Customisable alerts
Touch and/or button lock
Auto scroll
Activity history on watch

Running features

Available run profiles Running, indoor track running Running, indoor running
GPS-based distance, time and pace
Foot pod capable

Golfing features

Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)
Yardage to layups/doglegs
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) Automatic Automatic
Digital scorecard
Custom targets
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)
Garmin AutoShot™
Full vector map
Auto CourseView updates
Green View with manual pin position
Hazards and course targets
PlaysLike distance
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point)
Handicap scoring
Swing Tempo
Tempo Training
TruSwing™ compatible
Round timer/odometer
Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory)
Wind speed and direction (requires connection to the golf app)
Virtual caddie
Tournament legal Yes (with Tournament Mode enabled)
Green Contours (with Garmin Golf membership)

Outdoor recreation

Available outdoor recreation profiles Skiing, snowboarding, XC skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, rowing

Cycling features

Available cycling profiles Biking, indoor biking Biking, indoor biking
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)
Speed and cadence sensor support (w/sensor)

Swimming features

Available swim profiles Pool swimming
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)
Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only)

Kid activity tracking features

Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app Yes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app)